|Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Steven Taylor and Bobbi Louise Hawkins performance, July, 1989. - Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
Second half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Anne Waldman, and Steven Taylor. This portion of the reading features Waldman and Ginsberg. (Continued from 89P045)
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|On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, Sam Charters lecture, Jack and jazz, July, 1982. - Charters, Sam|
Sam Charters lecture on Jack Kerouac and jazz at the Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The lecture includes discussions on jazz of the Beat generation, be-bop, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and a recording of Kerouac and Steve Allen reading "Mexico City blues."
Downloads: 8,389 (4 reviews)
|Allen Ginsberg lecture on expansive poetics, Sons of Whitman, June, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg lecture on expansive poetics, focusing on the influences of Walt Whitman. He discusses Surrealism, Albert Einstein, Whitman, Federico Garcia Lorca, Paul Klebnikov, Christopher Smart, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane and Edgar Allen Poe. Ginsberg reads Lorca's "Ode to Salvador Dali," Whitman's "Reversals," "Respondez" and "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," Klebnikov's "Menagerie," Smart's "Rejoice of the lamb," and Crane's "The river."
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|Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake. - Ginsberg, Allen|
A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick Rose," "Ah Sunflower," "The Garden of Love," "London," "The Human Abstract," "To Tirzah" and "The Grey Monk."
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; visionary poetry; performance poetry
Downloads: 19,693 (4 reviews)
|Allen Ginsberg class, Poetics IV, November, 1983. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg lecture on poetry, reading and discussing the lyrics to some of Bob Dylan's songs, talking about how to arrange lines of poetry on a page, and how phrasing relates to ideas and breath. Ginsberg looks at his own poem, "Wichita vortex sutra," and touches on the work of William Carlos Williams, Gregory Corso, and Kurt Schwitters's Concrete poetry. Part of a course series by Ginsberg in fall 1983.
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|Panel discussing personal identity vs. narrative identity June 2004 - Brown, Rebecca; Delany, Samuel R.; Evenson, Brian; Kapil Rider, Bhanu|
A Panel recorded June 22, 2004 during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University, on Narrative and Identity, Brian Evenson, Chair. Panelists are Samuel R. "Chip" Delaney, Rebecca Brown, and Bhanu Kapil. Topics cover personal identity vs. narrative identity, writing from the other, experimental narrative and experimental identity, structure and identity, code and catagory in identity, stable and unstable identities and narrative...
|William S. Burroughs class on creative reading - Part 1 - Burroughs, William S.|
First half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continues on 79p044.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
|Chris Tysh workshop 1991 - Tysh, Chris|
Chris Tysh workshop. Tysh presents an overview of possibilities for application (or possibly mis-application) of the theories of Marx, Freud, and Lacan to writing. Tysh concentrates on how writing can mirror-- in distorting and creative ways-- the world, the I, and experience.
|Peter Rowan and Steven Taylor performance, July, 1987. - Rowan, Peter; Taylor, Steven|
Second part of a Peter Rowan concert at the Naropa Institue. Rowan plays "Mama was a country girl," "My son, my son," "I dreamed of a home," "O Grandfather," "Sang all the songs we once sang," "No Woman, No Cry" and "In the land of the Navajo." Rowan talks about a Naropa fair and invites students on stage to sing "Brothers for life" and "Outlaw babies." (Continued from 87P027 and continues on 87P029)
|Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg reading, including Howl - Brownstein, Michael; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne|
An Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg poetry reading. Waldman reads "Fast Speaking Woman" and other poems. Ginsberg reads "Howl" in its entirety, and other poems.
Keywords: New American Poetry; New York School; feminist poetry; beat movement; political poetry
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|Steve Clay Interview Conversation on Craft June 2004 - Clay, Steve; Wille, Andrew|
A Steve Clay interview, Conversation on Craft. Andrew Wille interviews Steve Clay about being the publisher of Granary Books. They focus on the history, the process, the technology, and the use of collaboration.
|Faculty Colloquium June 2004 - Brossard, Nicole; Collom, Jack; Evans, George; Evenson, Brian; Glave, Thomas; Henderson, David; Mullen, Harryette; Owen, Maureen; Seko, Julie; Sikelianos, Eleni; Waldman, Anne; Wasserman, Jo Ann; Zamora, Daisy|
A colloquium of the Summer Writing Program. The faculty of the Summer Writing Program give synopsis of the themes and ideas which the addressed in each of their classes. Anne Waldman is chair of the colloquium.
|Allen Ginsberg class, American value, unified, March, 1987.|
Part 1 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg looks at what a value is, what is of value, and at poetry that addresses these questions. He focuses on the work of artist and poet Marsden Hartley, reading and discussing his poems, including "Three small feathers," "As the buck lay dead," "Albert Ryder, moonlightist," and others. Ginsberg also touches on the work of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound...
|Lisa Jarnot, Lee Ann Brown and Bernadette Mayer reading, June, 1999. - Brown, Lee Ann; Jarnot, Lisa; Mayer, Bernadette|
First half of a reading with Lisa Jarnot, Lee Ann Brown and Bernadette Mayer. Jarnot reads "Ode," "Hockey night in Canada," "Poem," "On the lawn chair," "O life force," "From Carlyle," "Suddenly last summer," "Lake of fire," "Brooklyn anchorage," "Past noon," "Poem beginning with a line from Frank Lima," "The song between: After Philip Lamentia." Brown sings Helen Adam's "I love my love" and reads "The car return trip," "August Valentine," "Aylene," "Present beau: Robin Blaser," "Shady grove," "...
|Bernadette Mayer class on experimental writing techniques, June, 1978. - Mayer, Bernadette|
First half of a Bernadette Mayer class on experimental techniques in writing and other arts. She reads some of the writing of Tristan Tzara, Antonin Artaud, Eric Satie, Gertrude Stein, and others, and discusses Dada, the unconscious, cut-ups, and sentence structure. (Continues on 78P082)
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|Allen Ginsberg on Jack Kerouac part 1 June 1977 - Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen|
The first tape in a two part series which is a class taught by Allen Ginsberg. Subject matter includes the life and work of Jack Kerouac. This is part 1 of 2.
|Steven Taylor class on songs, July, 1987. - Taylor, Steven|
First half of a Steven Taylor lecture on songs. The class covers music by a wide range of artists from many different times and cultures. Taylor plays and discusses historic musical styles and forms including Greek drinking songs, music of the troubadors, Elizabethan songs, baroque music, counterpoint American blues, Hank Williams, Matthew Arnold's treatise "Dover Beach" set to music by the Fugs, and Tuli Kupferberg...
|Joanne Kyger beat rebel angels class 8 November 1991 - Kyger, Joanne|
Joanne Kyger class on William S. Burroughs. She provides a detailed account of his life growing up in St. Louis his being sent to private school and graudation from Harvard. She recounts that he first began writing at the age of 14 and knew he was a homosexual at a young age. She gives anecdotal stories of Burroughs. Tells of his wife Joan Vollmer whom he shot in the head and some about his son William Jr...
|Joanne Kyger class 7 June 1981 - Kyger, Joanne|
Kyger has the class read the work they wrote in reponse to assignments on the coyote story and compassion for place. She also lectures on Maria Sabina and reads some of her work. This is class 7 of 12.
|Joanne Kyger Class Visiting Poets class 3 July 1977 - Kyger, Joanne|
Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she and the students discuss the culture and language of the Vinacoteca, a Mayan group in Chiapas, with special focus on their beliefs about "power animals," or "animal spirit companions." Kyger then gives students an in-class writing assignment and students read their assignments. This is the third class in a servies. This is tape 1 of 2.
|John Cage studio performance, January, 1979. - Cage, John|
A John Cage studio reading of "Mureau", "She's asleep", and "Six melodies for violin and keyboard."
|Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture, Plowing the clouds, July, 1994. - Wilson, Peter Lamborn|
A Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture on the role of the poet in interpreting archaeology, anthropology, and human pre-history. He encourages poets to get involved in learning about these fields and taking on the task of interpreting the evidence, since scientists are reluctant to draw conclusions about the past. Wilson believes that we should move beyond interdisciplinary studies to what he calls "anti-categorization." During the course of the lecture he outlines some of his own ideas about the origin...
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|Allen Ginsberg class, Literary history of the Beat generation, the 50's, part 17, May, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's discussing student sketches, the first manuscript of "Howl," and Burroughs's early work including The Yage Letters and "Roosevelt after inauguration." Part 17 of a 20 part series.
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|Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Amiri Baraka reading with Steven Taylor song performance, July, 1992. - Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
First half of a poetry reading at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Amiri Baraka, and Steven Taylor performing songs. Ginsberg reads "Howl" and "Footnote to Howl." Taylor sings "The virus will take one in ten" and "As I walked out one morning." Waldman reads "May I speak thus" and other poems. Baraka reads "The mind of the president," "The best kept secret," "Masked angel costume," "Changes Changing," "X," "Funk lore," "I am" and other poems...
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|Andrew Schelling lecture on tribal politics and songs of healing, July, 1990. - Schelling, Andrew|
First half of an Andrew Schelling class on the poetic and literary traditions of indigenous peoples and how poetry and music are used for healing in indigenous societies. He talks about how indigenous societies have been damaged by contact with industrialized nations and discusses the concept of shamanism. He describes various types of indigenous literature including love songs, work songs, healing rituals, and magical incantations, relating them to musical and literary traditions in American cu...
|Gary Snyder reading August 1983 - Snyder, Gary|
This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works.
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|Joan Retallack and Lorenzo Thomas reading, July, 2002. - Retallack, Joan; Thomas, Lorenzo|
Second half of a reading, with Joan Retallack and Lorenzo Thomas. Retallack reads a long poem entitled, "Lost briefcase conjecture," and Thomas reads "Whale song," "Equinox," and others. (Continued from 02P084)
|Ed Sanders, Robin Blaser, Eleni Sikelianos, Marcella Durand, Peter Warshall and Anne Waldman panel: Alternative communities and writing, June, 2003. - Blaser, Robin; Durand, Marcella; Sanders, Ed; Sikelianos, Eleni; Waldman, Anne; Warshall, Peter|
A panel with Eleni Sikelianos, Peter Warshall, Ed Sanders, Marcella Durand and Robin Blaser. The panelists discuss various ideas of community and the way in which writing affects society.
|Thurston Moore performance March 2006 - Moore, Thurston|
Recorded March, 9th, 2006 at the Boulder Theater, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth performs his poetry and music as part of a benifit for Burma Life and La Casa de la Esperanza. For the first half of the recording, Thrurston reads poems from his books, Alabama Wildman, What I like About Feminism and Nice War, the latter two in their entirety. The second half is a set of songs mostly from the Sonic Youth Ep, Rather Ripped (release date, June 2006) including, Lights Out, Incinerate, Sleeping Around, ...
|Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class on Jack Kerouac and Russian Futurists, July, 1981. - Charters, Ann; Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg and Ann Charters class on Jack Kerouac and Russian Futurists, discussing Kerouac's method of revision, his five-cent notebooks, his book Old Angel Midnight, methods of composition, his 1956-1959 notebooks, James Joyce's Molly Bloom and Finnegan's Wake, Buddhist Shakespearean plays, Kerouac's On the Road scroll, Visions of Cody and Dharma Bums, and a short discussion of the Russian Futurists.
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|Allen Ginsberg class on Emily Dickinson and Gregory Corso, November, 1983. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Ginsberg class on Emily Dickinson and Gregory Corso. He talks about the recent invasion of Grenada by the United States, then improvises a poem about the invasion and discusses it. Ginsberg talks about the poetry of Gregory Corso and Emily Dickinson and the connection between the two. He reads Dickinson's "Before I got my eye put out" and "A bird came down to the walk."
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|Robin Blaser lecture, Where's hell?, June, 1999. - Blaser, Robin|
A Robin Blaser lecture titled, Where's hell? Blaser reads and discusses portions of his Great companion piece on Dante Alighiere, a poetic commentary on Dante's ideas and use of language. Blaser discusses the works and ideas of other writiers including James Joyce, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Ezra Pound.
|Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, August, 1981, part 4. - Rothenberg, Jerome|
First half of a Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing shamanism, performance as ritual, gaining knowledge through experience, meditation, Seneca songs, being prisoners of language, trance and illusionism. Part 4 of a series. (Continued on 81P022B)
|Allen Ginsberg class. - Ginsberg, Allen; Whalen, Philip|
Allen Ginsberg discusses politics, attitude, anxiety, aggression, and nonviolent action. Ginsberg discusses Rainer Maria Rilke with Philip Whalen, reads an improvised poem, asks a student to do the same, then discusses the process. The tape ends with some talk about Naropa's money problems.
Keywords: New American Poetry; New York School; West Coast poetry; spiritualism and literature; beat movement; political poetry; protest poetry; Buddhism
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|Andrew Schelling lecture on tribal politics and songs of healing, July, 1990. - Schelling, Andrew|
Second half of an Andrew Schelling class on the poetic and literary traditions of indigenous peoples and how poetry and music are used for healing in indigenous societies. He talks about how indigenous societies have been damaged by contact with industrialized nations and discusses the concept of shamanism. He describes various types of indigenous literature including love songs, work songs, healing rituals, and magical incantations, relating them to musical and literary traditions in American c...
|Clark Coolige class 2 July 1980 - Coolidge, Clark|
A class taught by Clark Coolidge at the Naropa Institute July 3, 1980. Coolidge speaks about the painter Duras focusing on his painting "Melancholia" and the philosophy behind it. Coolidge then spends the rest of the class reading his long poem "Melancholia" written in response to Duras. This is class 2 of 2.
|William S. Burroughs class on creative reading - Part 2 - Burroughs, William S.|
Second half of a William S. Burroughs lecture on creative reading. The lecture mentions a wide variety of authors, including Alistair Crowley, Paul Bowles, and many others. The class also discusses science fiction, non-fiction, general semantics, scriptwriting, cloning, rotten ectoplasm, and judgment in cut-ups, as well as Burroughs's novel, The Soft Machine. (Continued from 79p043.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental literature, consciousness in literature, reality mapping
|William S. Burroughs class on writing sources, July, 1976. - Burroughs, William S.|
First half of a class with William S. Burroughs discussing various sources for writing, including dreams, voices (external and internal), and cut-up, giving examples from his own work. Burroughs emphasizes the importance of egolessness to the writer and presents his sources as a means to that end. In the course of the discussion, Burroughs airs many of his ideas about consciousness. There are questions and answers halfway through the session.(Continues on 76P021)
|Jim Carroll class, Poetics and music, June, 1986. - Carroll, Jim|
First half of the second installment of Jim Carroll's class on poetry and music. Carroll plays recordings of his songs as well as songs from Phil Ochs. He also discusses his collaboration with Doors musician Ray Manzerick, conversations with Lou Reed, and how he approaches the difference between writing lyrics, music, and poetry. (Continues on 86P006)
|Kerouac Conference holmes workshop part 4 1982 - Cope, David; Micheline, Jack; Orlovsky, Peter|
This is one of the evening readings of the Kerouac Conference. David Cope reads a selection of poems, they are from a recent book that is published as well as old and new work. Then Jack Micheline reads. I very powerful performance that combines sounds of jazz and his unique way of living. The Orlovsky reads one poem as a favor to the audience. The evening ends.[by Ann] An open reading with David Cope, Jack Micheline, and Peter Orlovsky in a mall in Boulder, Colorado...
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|Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, August, 1981. - Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Rothenberg, Jerome|
Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance discussing Seneca ceremonies, difficulties with serious poetry on TV, technology and individual experience, the dangers of obsessiveness, using comedy as a remedy, and the function of music. There is also an off-topic student discussion early in the class.
|Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Harryette Mullen, Steven Taylor, Renee Gladman panel, June, 2002. - Gladman, Renee; Kyger, Joanne; Mullen, Harryette; Sikelianos, Eleni; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
First half of a panel with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Harryette Mullen, Steven Taylor, and Renee Gladman. Waldman reads "Sister arise and vocalize: is there anyone under that chador?" Kyger discusses modernist women poets. Sikelianos reads "Yo, self / yo, maximus." Mullen discusses categories, forms, and perceptions. Taylor discusses Claude Levi-Strauss, Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva...
|Robert Creeley lecture on eco-poetics, June, 1997. - Creeley, Robert|
Second half of Robert Creeley lecture on eco-poetics discussing George Herbert and reading "Signs," "Echo's arrow," "Old poems," "Mitch," "Life and death," "Inside my head," "The swan," "The rose" and "The star." (Continued from 97P004)
|Peter Lamborn Wilson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading, March, 1998. - Ferlinghetti, Lawrence; Taylor, Steven; Wilson, Peter Lamborn|
A Peter Lamborn Wilson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading with Wilson discussing Harry Smith in a talk he calls, "Praying in darkness." Wilson also discusses Chinese shamanism. Ferlinghetti reads with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. They perform "The greedy blues" and "The breeding blues," followed by a series of poems. The reading ends with "Are there not still fireflies" and "Rivers of light."
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|Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Tibetan poetry reading with English translations by David Rome, August, 1975. - Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche; Rome, David|
A reading of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's poetry written in English, as well as his poetry written in Tibetan and translated into English by Trungpa Rinpoche with British and American friends. Trungpa Rinpoche introduces each poem and reads portions in the original Tibetan accompanied by David Rome reading the English texts.
|Michael Brownstein class on nineteenth century poetics, Baudelaire and history, December, 1981. - Brownstein, Michael|
Michael Brownstein class on nineteenth century poetics focusing on Baudelaire. Brownstein discusses the age of revolution, the age of capitalism, the beginning of modern life, the French Revolution, new words, the 1848 springtime of peoples, Napoleon, the demise of craft, utopian revolution, commodity, investment and networking, open versus closed society, art for art's sake, Karl Marx on society, Bohemia, nation-state education, enforced happiness, and family...
|Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Michael McClure reading, July, 1989. - Ginsberg, Allen; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne|
First half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Michael McClure with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. Ginsberg sings two songs and reads "Plutonium ode," "Guru blues," and other selections. Waldman's performance includes "Her night" and "De sueno al sueno." (Continued on 89P163)
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|Robin Blaser lecture part 1 June 2001 - Blaser, Robin|
A lecture given by Robin Blaser June 27, 2001. Blaser spends the majority of the lecture speaking about what her terms "cultural despair." He also discusses at length the practive and process of writing his libretto. After his lecture the floor is opened up for Q & A. This is part 1 of 2.
|Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, August, 1981, part 5. - Rothenberg, Jerome|
Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing sacred performance and clowns, including Barbara Tedlock's book Teachings from the American Earth, Elsie Parson's book Pueblo Indian Religion, Black Elk's description of sacred clowns, Crow Indian sacred clowns, the relationship between clown and shaman, sexual behavior among Pueblo clowns, proto clowns, trickster gods and Balinese clowns...
|Allen Ginsberg class, The history of poetry, June 1975. - Ginsberg, Allen|
A class about the history of poetry, in a series of classes by Allen Ginsberg in 1975. Ginsberg discusses the work of Ezra Pound, 18th and 19th century poetics, and sound and rhythm in poetry. Ginsberg reads poetry selections, followed by a class discussion. (Continues on 75P008)